Exciting times for nursing and nurse practitioners
Cashin, AJ 2008, 'Exciting times for nursing and nurse practitioners', Australian Nursing Journal, vol. 16, no. 5, pp. 42-43.
The author reflects on the state of play for nurse practitioners (NPs) in Australia in 2008. According to the author, the Australian government is open to change in relation to Medical Benefits Scheme (MBS) numbers for nuses and NPs and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) numbers for NPs. He emphasizes the need to write and contribute in all forms of media to promote the skilled and professional nature of nursing and the huge benefits the profession bring to the healthcare system. He points out the educational opportunities facing NPs.